Everyone thinks that weight loss is simply a matter of eating less and moving more. Actually it isn’t that simple. For most of us, our weight is programmed in our genes, just like our height, the colour of our eyes or the shape of our ears. Furthermore, once we have gained weight, it is extremely difficult to lose it. Our body tends to defend the highest set-point reached, always driving us to return to the heaviest level we have ever been.
How can we break this cycle? This talk explores some of the myths and facts about body weight, exercise and dieting. Strategies to overcome the body’s weight defence mechanisms are gleaned from the latest scientific breakthroughs. Some of these may be useful for you to try out on yourself, to see if you can shift your weight once and for all!